An Expert On The Importance Of Boundaries And Why They’re Hard To Set

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What are common boundary issues?

“The majority of boundary questions are about mother in-laws,” Tawwab says about her work with clients as a relationship therapist. But in general, Tawwab says boundary issues can often come up regarding how relationships with those outside of the romantic partnership are handled. This can mean relationships with friends, or even people outside of the relationship that someone in the relationship is attracted to. One key thing is identifying whose responsibility it is to set the boundary, like in the case with the mother-in-law. The partner who is the child of that in-law child should be setting that boundary. “It’s important for our partners to manage those relationships and when they do not, it falls back on us,” she says.

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